In a poor attempt to mark the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 with some sort of statement, the Republican Liberty Caucus didn't memorialize those lost that day, thank veterans or first responders, call for donations to worthwhile causes or challenge our nation to remain vigilant.
As usual, they're going to do something others wouldn't dare do - score political points, this time by talking about "the forgotten millions who have endured a decade of unprecedented assaults on their most basic rights". The screen capture of their "tribute" is presented to the right.
We checked around to see what they were talking about:
- We still have freedom of speech and the press,
- We can still buy and shoot guns,
- Cops still need to get search warrants, and
- We can still worship how we want.
... so we're not sure what "most basic rights" are being attacked in what was yet another display of clueless insensitivity by the group, which backed a string of losing candidates in the spring primaries, most notably Peter vonLehe Ruegner, who lost his challenge to Rep. Chip Limehouse by a margin of greater than three-to-one.